Goodness, deluged again. Anyone needing to be in touch with their watery side really should consider a visit up this way. I'm guessing the water table is Quite reloaded, which is good, as July and August are beastly dry. That's right - two and a half months of usable summer. Which reminds me that I need to find a way to grow my own tomatoes - I'm finally mastering bruschetta - (EVOO/diced tomatoes/basil leaves/S&P + ital. bread drizzled w/EVOO & toasted - then rubbed w/raw garlic) and the price of veggies is going UP.
The grey weather helps me think, but it puts me in cocoon mode and that frees-up little writing time - too much else going on. Seriously - on our 10'x10' deck yesterday, I had TEN kids playing with the sandboxes - aged 3-11. Nevermind that I told the older kids "Guys - It's pretty crowded, but if you really want to join them...." Those 3 lasted 8 minutes after I told them they had to make room for the 3&4 yr. olds. What I get for insisting that 'no one gets left out', I suppose.
So, no writing so far this week, plenty of musing. No exercise the last few days either - my baby toe is objecting and I have to find some moleskin or somesuch. I've been crashing hard at night, and my husband (our entertainment director)had 3 neighbor kids watching movies with us until PAST 9. The summer schedule fascist clearly has to show up today, or a good half the summer is going by the wayside.
In the Art dept., it looks like we have 4 Father's day cards to make and two have to go in the mail w/gifts today. I think those will be scans/prints and stamping - good thing I've a few apprentices who need to earn their keep! I'd like to scan one or two of the loose sketches I did at the arboretum and load them here, something new to see for you, anyway ;-)
Ah well - the romantic artistic life awaits. Hauling kids to the farmers market, post-office, baseball, karate, ballet. Making cards, dinner, beds. And hoping the kids get something out of each step of the way. And that way better start now. (The Artist's Way, indeed!) Hopefully I can scrape time out to visit my fellow ROW-ers today - I love the inspiration from their rockin' efforts - check them out in the list below! You never know who you'll want to read next!